October 19, 2016
The fasting women collectively sitting in a circle, while doing Karva Chauth puja, singing song while performing the feris (passing their thalis around in the circle)arka).
A woman looking through a sieve after completing the fast, first looking at the rising moon and then at her spouse.
Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in INDIA & many countries in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.The fast is traditionally celebrated in INDIA in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi The festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon, as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartik i.e. October Sometimes, unmarried women join the fast for their fiancés or desired husbands.
A similar festival known as Chhath is observed in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Bihar. Teej is celebrated in the same style.
Karva is another word for 'pot' (a small earthen pot of water) and chauth means 'fourth' in Hindi (a reference to the fact that the festival falls on the fourth day of the dark-fortnight, or Krishna paksha, of the month of Kartik).The festival originated and came to be celebrated only in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. Women begin preparing for Karva Chauth a few days in advance, by buying cosmetics (shringar), traditional adornments or jewelry, and puja items, such as the Karva lamps, matthi, henna and the decorated puja thali (plate). Local bazaars take on a festive look as shopkeepers put their Karva Chauth related products on display.
On the day of the fast, women in INDIA awake to eat and drink just before sunrise. In Uttar Pradesh, celebrants eat soot feni with milk in sugar on the eve of the festival. It is said that this helps them go without water the next day. In Punjab, sargi is an important part of this pre-dawn meal and always includes fenia. It is traditional for the sargi to be sent or given to the woman by her mother-in-law. If the mother-in-law lives with the woman, the pre-dawn meal is prepared by the mother-in-law.
The fast begins with the dawn. Fasting women do not eat during the day. In traditional observances of the fast, the fasting woman does no housework. Women apply henna and other cosmetics to themselves and each other. The day passes in meeting friends and relatives.
In the evening, a community women-only ceremony is held. Participants dress in fine clothing and wear jewellery and henna, and (in some regions) dress in the complete finery of their wedding dresses. The dresses (saris or shalwars) are frequently red, gold or orange, which are considered auspicious colors.
The fasters sit in a circle with their puja thalis. Depending on region and community, a version of the story of Karva Chauth is narrated, with regular pauses. The storyteller is usually an older woman or a priest.In the pauses, the Karva Chauth puja song is sung collectively the singers perform the feris (passing their thalis around in the circle).
The first six describe some of the activities that are taboo during the fast and the seventh describes the lifting of those restrictions with the conclusion of the fast. The forbidden activities include weaving cloth (kumbh chrakhra feri naa), pleading with or attempting to please anyone (ruthda maniyen naa), and awakening anyone who is asleep (suthra jagayeen naa). For the first six feris they sing
|“||...Veero kudiye Karvara, Sarv suhagan Karvara, Aye katti naya teri naa, Kumbh chrakhra feri naa, Aar pair payeen naa, Ruthda maniyen naa, Suthra jagayeen naa, Ve veero kuriye Karvara, Ve sarv suhagan Karvara...|
|“||...Veero kudiye Karvara, Sarv suhagan Karvara, Aye katti naya teri nee, Kumbh chrakhra feri bhee, Aar pair payeen bhee, Ruthda maniyen bhee, Suthra jagayeen bhee, Ve veero kuriye Karvara, Ve sarv suhagan Karvara...|
Thereafter, the fasters offer baayna (a melange of goodies like halwa, puri, namkeen mathri, meethi mathri, etc.) to the idols (mansana) and hand over to their mother-in-law or sister-in-law.
The husband now takes the water from the thali and gives his wife her first sip and feeds her with the first morsel of the day (usually something sweet). The fast is now broken, and the woman has a complete meal.SOURCE--WIKIPEDIA
October 17, 2016
"Start Use Do" is nothing but the fire inside you to be number one and on the top of the ladder whichever field you are in.
"Start Use Do" is a conglomerate of various qualities, characteristics, traits which arouse the urge to slog, work and achieve. "Start Use Do" a simple and straight way to come out of your slumber and go on doing your task and success will be yours and you will be number one and top of the ladder wherever you are in.
"Start Use Do" is a way and means to set your goals to be achieved without any if's and but's and you have to have a rock like determination to achieve it at any cost but strictly ethically and
October 15, 2016
"Defeat Failures" as it is main cause of decline,collapse,breakdown,deficit and convert it to earning,triumph,success and increase in your turnover,products, services by virtue of increased sales and
October 14, 2016
"Your Reaction And Action Leads To Happening" which is a foundation,backbone,fundamental of completion,execution,consummation of any task,work or assignment whenever there is a challenge and
as whenever there is a challenge of end of a job, a dwindling relationship, a deceiving friend, and a colleague you have to be strong, mentally tough, take decisive action of breaking the existing mold and take a bold new direction and
THERE IS A VERY POPULAR QUOTE:---
"IF YOUR ACTIONS AND REACTIONS INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO MORE, YOU ARE A LEADER."
October 13, 2016
SO DO NOT WAIT, JUST PLAN AND IMPLEMENT ARE THE GRAND DESIGNS OF SUCCESS.
THERE IS A VERY POPULAR QUOTE BY WILLIAM BUTLER:---
"DO NOT WAIT TO STRIKE TILL THE IRON IS HOT; BUT MAKE IT HOT BY STRIKING."
October 12, 2016
|Muharram at Jama Masjid--Delhi|
The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, was killed by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph Yazid I at Karbala. Family members, accompanying Hussein ibn Ali, were killed or subjected to humiliation. The commemoration of the event during yearly mourning season, from first of Muharram to twentieth of Safar with Ashura comprising the focal date, serves to define Shia communal identity. At present, Muharram observances are carried out in countries with a sizable Shia population.The wordsAzadari which mean mourning and lamentation; and Majalis-e Aza have been exclusively used in connection with the remembrance ceremonies for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain. Majalis-e Aza, also known as Aza-e Husayn, includes mourning congregations, lamentations, matam and all such actions which express the emotions of grief and above all, repulsion against what Yazid stood for.Expression of grief with thumping of the chest by Shia Muslims is known as Latmya, Latmaya or latmia in Arabic-Persian countries. In India and Pakistan it is called Matam or Matam-Dari/Sina Zannee (chest beating).Muharram rituals were often called by European observers "the Feast of Hasan and Hosayn," as the participants shout "Hasan! Hosayn!.Reliable evidence of public mourning rituals dates back to 963 CE.Expressions of grief such as sine-zani (beating the chest), zangir-zani (beating oneself with chains), and tage-zani or qama-zani –also known as tatbir (hitting oneself with swords or knives)– emerged as common features of the proliferating mourning-processions (dasta-gardani) during Safavid rule. Mourning rituals take place in assemblies held in so-called Hussainiya or takia, as well as in mosques and private houses.Iit is customary for mosques to provide free meals (nazar) on certain nights of the month to all people. These meals are viewed as being special and holy, as they have been consecrated in the name of Imam Husayn, and thus partaking of them is considered an act of communion with Allah, Imam Husayn, and humanity.One form of mourning is the theatrical re-enactment of the Battle of Karbala. It is called taziya or taziyeh. Theatrical groups that specialize in taziya are called taziya groups.Taziyas are popular and taziyas continued to exist especially in more rural and traditional areas.
In Lucknow, India, the Muharram processions, and rituals are known as Azadari. These, including the Chup Tazia, have been observed since the sixteenth century or earlier when Lucknow was the capital of the state of Awadh.In the 20th century, beginning in 1906, Azadari became a focus of communal tension in Lucknow. In 1977, after riots broke out for the fourth time since 1968, the government of Uttar Pradesh banned the Azadari processions. Shia leaders protested the ban.Late in the year 1997, after months of arrests and clashes between police and protesters, the government granted limited permission for Shias in Lucknow to hold Azadari processions.SOURCE--WIKIPEDIA
October 11, 2016
|DUSSEHRA AT RED FORT GROUNDS--DELHI|
Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra is an important Hindu festival celebrated in a variety of ways in India. "Dussehra" is derived from Sanskrit; Dasha-hara is a form of Dashanan ravan ("Ravana's defeat").The day marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The goddess fought with evil for ten days and nine nights. "Vijayadashami" is derived from the Sanskrit vijaya-dashami (victory on the dashami: the tenth day of the Hindu month).
On this day Ram (the seventh avatar of Vishnu) killed Ravan, who had abducted Ram's wife Sita to his kingdom Lanka. Ram, his brother Lakshman, their disciple Hanuman and an army fought a battle to rescue Sita. The story is recorded in the Hindu epic, the Ramayan.
In most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dasha-Hara is celebrated in honour of Rama. Plays based on the Ramayana (Ramlila) are performed at outdoor fairs, and large parades with effigies of Ravana (a king of ancient Sri Lanka), Kumbhakarna and Meghanada are held. The effigies are burnt on bonfires in the evening. After Dasara, the hot summer ends (especially in North India) and the onset of cold weather is believed to encourage infections. The burning of the effigies, filled with firecrackers containing phosphorus, supposedly purifies the atmosphere. SOURCE-WIKIPEDIA